Blade Runner: The Final Cut trailersource:
Faux Battlestar Galactica trailer using Blade Runnernotes:
When planning out what I wanted to do with each of challenges, I knew I wanted to create a faux trailer for challenge 06 - hybrid. I've noticed a recurring cross-pollination among my interest in robots. Earlier this year I created a Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles vid, Does Cameron Dream of Electric Sheep?
, which was a reference to the book, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
, the basis for Blade Runner.
Through conversations with other members of the community, it became apparent that Blade Runner was the obvious choice. Battlestar Galactica certainly owes a great deal to Blade Runner in terms of theme and idea. They both deal with implanted memories, vague questioning of being human, love, and other aspects. With the Cylon, they have their own culture, faith, justice, ideas, and history. They are not human, but what is so wonderful about being human? Why is it so important that we consider and question whether the Cylon are "more human than human"? As beccatoria
has mentioned, the difference between Battlestar Galactica and Blade Runner was the nature of the robots. For her, the existence of replicants never "clouded what it actually meant to be human". I thought about that for a bit because I agreed, yet I think that while the existence of robots don't always call the essence of humanity into question, they at least can make humanity question themselves.
I had almost completed the vid and was in need of static source. Everyone in The Know knows to go to bradcpu
for static source, but he was luckily out the door to VVC. I was still debating what to name the fake trailer. projectjulie
sent me a friend request on imeem
, which then made me watch everything on her account. I found her season three BSG vblog
in which she refers to an aspect of BSG, Cylon Runner, so Bang! there's my title.download: divx, 9.74mb, stream/download from vimeo
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